Medical students all over the world saw it and you can watch it here – interactive brain surgery on Twitter. The surgeons, Dr. Steven Kalkanis and Kost Elisevich demonstrated how this media-medical marriage is the new social media way to communicate brain facts – without the medical jargon, and in a way that followers can ask. Do you agree?
Detroit’s Medical School took a risk to use Twitter in ways that link brain science and new media, while the world watched on – amazed at the interest and usefulness. What implications will this breakthrough hold for brain surgeon’s operations and for Twittering in future? Does the Twitter experiment allow a fresh window into doctor’s decision making – or does it cross the lines of medical ethics?
Drs. Steven Kalkanis said about his updates on Twitter’s marriage of medicine and media that it’s always better to hold these things in the open. When you think about it, why should brain surgery be hidden in the first place?